Up & Upcoming to the South
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Wild Perspectives: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a special show of 2D artwork focusing on Southern Utah’s wilderness areas. UPCOMING: Annual Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. A visually captivating showcase of diverse medium, this annual show includes photography, painting, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, quilt art, watercolors and so much more. This year’s exhibition features art and design by Eric Brown, Susan Harris, Brian Hoover,|1| Andrew Marvick, Deborah K. Snider, Benjamin Sowards as well as others.ST. GEORGE AREA
Sears Art Museum UP: Beauty by Grace: A group exhibition of pastel works.
Granary Art Center UP: Going This Way is an exhibition of six contemporary artists—Davis Baddley,|2| Mark Biddle, Erin Coleman-Cruz, Kim Gordon, Caroline Lavoie, and Joseph Ostraff—whose work looks at the traditions and implications of American vacation travel, its ties with leisure and risk, and its shaping of American identity. Whether we speed through vast landscapes in the comfort of an air-conditioned car or meticulously document every step of our travels with a camera phone, these artists invite us to consider not where we go, but how we go. AND: By Car, By Plane, By Boat, By Train... Modern man has always been fascinated by mechanized modes of transportation. From the invention of the wheel to the first space flight, the compulsion to travel further, higher, faster, deeper has resulted in a multitude of mechanized vehicles and vessels. This exhibition explores the obsession to motate, and showcases assemblage contraptions which reinterpret modes of transportation on land, in the air, and at sea. The exhibition includes both unique visions of 2D collage and 3D assemblage work.
Gallery East UPCOMING: A Passion for Place: Harrison Groutage Retrospective.|3| A gifted, productive and extremely versatile artist, Grout’s work encompasses printmaking, ceramics, drawing, and woodcarving. He is best known as a painter, always an experimenter, always exploring new techniques, working in watercolor, acrylic and oil. A confirmed westerner, his landscapes exquisitely portray the land he so passionately loved, in which he lived and worked.
Springville Museum of Art UP: 29th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah. AND: Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geersten. A sometimes humorous, always insightful collection of pictures assembled digitally from photos of ancestors creating surreal and quirky visual narratives about psychological predicaments. Watch for odd juxtapositions, non sequiturs, and the possible element of surprise.|4|
Woodbury Art Museum UP: The Hal Wing Photography Collection, from the Museum's permanent collection. AND: Hidden Voice: Native Peoples. AND: A Man and His Bird: Lynn Blodgett.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Amar Kanwar, A Season Outside reveals the tension surrounding the militarized border between India and Pakistan. The work is an abstract digital video projection of the sunset ritual of closing the gate on the border at Wagah-Atari juxtaposed with images of enforced division, theatrical military posturing, and real violence in the region.|5| AND: Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu. Focusing on images of Vishnu and Krishna that span centuries of history, the exhibition explores how bhakti (the practice of fervent, impassioned devotion to deity) influences the lives and worship of Hindu people and reveals the depth and intimacy of their relationship towards the divine (see our review in the November 2014 edition). AND: Kim Schoenstadt, Block Plan Series: Provo, is a culmination of community effort and installation, that features three-dimensional wall drawings inspired by the architecture and identity of Provo, Utah (see our review in the November 2014 edition).
BYU Harold B. Lee Library UPCOMING: Every Polished Grace: Alumni from the BYU Department of Visual Arts, 1964-2014. AND: Brazilian Graffiti: The New Art on the Streets, curated by Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Fine Arts Librarian and Rex Nielson, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.